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    Hi Hunter's, I wanted to make this topic for a while but haven't had the courage to word it out, i do feel tho however that it could possible help someone as it helped me. so i will explain just what i mean when i say using White family Genetic's to treat opiate and cocaine addiction. those of you who know me or check out my grow's would probably be surprised to find out i am an EX heroin addict and was addicted to opiate's for a long time. I have a disease known as IBD or inflamed bowel disease. I had been self medicating with pain killer's all through high school and for the majority of my adult life. For the longest time i could remember i felt hopeless. I used methadone to try and quit with zero success i would use heroin on top of the methadone because the methadone alone was sufficient to treat the pain it was a cycle of let down after let down and i truly felt trapped. For the longest time i thought there was nothing i could do and that i was destine to be an addict for the rest of my life. Until the day my doctor suggested i try marijuana for pain and the methadone for addiction. i thought she was crazy i already smoked marijuana in my teen's like crazy tho i had stopped for the most part by then because i found that smoking marijuana when i was in withdrawal gave me panic attack's and made my situation worse. She told me that different strain's can have different effect's so try a numasber of them till you find one that work'. and SO i went to the dispensary and bought a bunch of different type's of marijuana. For me i was like a kid in a candy store and it renewed my love for weed. so i got to smoking and trying as many strain's as possible, i found personally that many of the strain's helped my pain some even better then the opiate's. But the most amazing thing was when i smoked a strain called GWS again this strain used to be very popular when i was a kid so it was a blast from the past for me to try again. when i smoked it tho i found something incredible happened all my urge's to use opiate's just went away almost like i forgot about it ( which any addict will tell you is impossible) i couldent believe it the more of it i smoked the less i relapsed. eventually i was able to stop taking heroin all together around the time i joined this forum i actually started to come off my methadone. everyone i know has seen the change in my condition both my doctor's on the medical side and my parent's family and friend's. my mom to this day thank's god that i found marijuana again and it has completely changed her view's on marijuana. But here's the thing i knew it worked for me but until recently i had no clue as to why? i had a lot of questions like why did GWS and white widow have this effect? i remeber watching a video from drug inc around this time where aryan mentioned his time in laos and thailand treating heroin junkies with marijuana. http://www.growhd.tv/video/Drugs-Inc-Amsterdam/7aca827bcd85ebc72fda1bd3d72a7b19 It prompted me to look further into the medical literature on cannabis. I found a few thing's i think can answer these question's and help many other's suffering from addiction. i am now comming up to my 1 year anniversary (november 17) of being off heroin completely , within the next 6 month's i plan to be completely off methadone at which time i will be completely off opiate's a feat i have never successful accomplished in the 8 + year's of using intravenous hard drug's. Now this isent a miracle cure but with addiction there are no miracle cure's, i may only have 1 year of being clean from heroin but i have been seriously trying for over 2 year's to get here. But the marijuana helped greatly i doubt i could have even gotten this far without it. and i finally found out why it helped which is something i feel i should share with everyone and is why i am describing this personal story.... my first clue came in the form of the grow session's video's from green house tho it took me a while to put the two together, i did rescearch on cannabinoid's and still couldn't find the answer then i heard franco and aryan talking about terpene profile's and said hey i need to look into these terpene's. I then went to Green House's website where they profile the terpene's of almost all of there strain's and looked specifically at white widow and just started going down the list of most abundant terpene's.... Once i looked into the second and third most abundant terpene i had my answer Caryophyllene!!!! this terpene is one of the most amazing in my mind, for one it's the only terpene that is known to activate CB2 receptor's and the only non cannabinoid that is known to do so. and lucky for me it has been shown to improve the symptom's of colitis but it also appear's that this terpene is the perfect natural dietary full CB2 agonist. Now this part need's alittle exsplaining. in around 2011 a study was done using a new potent selective CB2 agonist, a chemical called JWH133 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JWH-133) in the study Mice where given a drip to self administer cocaine after a period of time half of the mice where given this CB2 agonist JWH133. the result's where that the mice given the CB2 receptor agonist stopped self administering the cocaine while the other mice just continued on taking the cocaine. Here is a link to pubmed's publication of the finding's (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21785434) This study has amazing implication's, a scientist out of switzerland has been studying terpene's and specifically beta - Caryophyllene and he say's that Beta Caryophyllene is an even more effective selective CB2 agonist then the JWH133 as you can read here - http://gertschgroup.com/blog/entry/2198093/the-cb2-receptor-involved-in-cocaine-addiction So it seem's the CB2 receptor is directly involved in addiction and have an effect on the reward center of the brain. This is really fascinating when you consider that it can not only help those with one of the hardest addiction's to treat cocaine addiction but also in other form's of addiction as most addictive behavior is linked to the reward center and the regulation and production of dopamine. i can confirm the result's in the mice study from my experience with the widow family genetic's most specifically the White widow and GWS from Green house seed company. i would smoke the strain whenever i felt the craving for a fix and by the time i finnished the joint my craving's had completely subsided. This could be extremely useful in treating opiate addiction especially in the crucial few week's and month's after kicking the drug. but also in a number of other addiction's. On a side note, cannabis high in beta caryophllene might also be good for smoker's who report panic attacks from marijuana, Beta caryophllene is found in a certain type of black pepper. Black pepper is one of the ingredient's in an ancient cannabis antidote used to curb the intoxicating effect's of THC Ancient cannabis antidotes. (A) Lemon (Citrus limon). ( Calamus plant roots (Acorus calamus). © Pine nuts (Pinusspp.). (D) Black pepper (Piper nigrum) all of these item's contain Terpene's found in cannabis the lemon rind's have lemonene , the pine nut's pinene, the black pepper has both pinene and beta caryophyelle, and the Calamus root has mycrene among other terpene's . So in conclusion while i hope that no one look's down on me for my past, i feel that it's important that if we find some sort of medical use for cannabis to make it known. i know Cannabis helped me greatly during the hardest time's of my life and continue to help me to this day which is why i grow it and try to show other's how to grow it at home easily. i hope someone find's help with this info. i would like to hear more about Aryan's experience's with this man treating heroin addict's as it was part of what brought me to find this info. anyways until next time stay green!
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    Thank you very much brothers, a pleasure to read you and have some time to spend in the forum! Here we go with a few more photos, these are all outside, good level of resin and compact buds. Very good results, plants develop excellent organoleptic qualities. I'm still processing material, there are some truly amazing fields! Greetings and happy smokes!! Muchas gracias hermanos, un placer leeros y tener un poco de tiempo para estar en el foro! Aquí vamos con unas cuantas fotos mas, estas son todas de exterior, buen nivel de resina y cogollos compactos. Muy buenos resultados, las plantas desarrollan unas excelentes qualidades organolépticas. Sigo procesando material, hay algunos campos realmente sorprendentes!! Saludos y felices fumadas!! .
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    Hola hunters! Time flies and another week gone again. I have done some lollipopping to Gorilla and Francos Lemon Cheese also rotated plants about 90degrees. I have some diy leds that im going to add to tent, but i have to do some electrical work before and i need to find heat sink. Not much to tell at this moment so im going to upload bunch of photos. Plants now: -THC Bomb days in flower 31 -Franco's Lemon Cheese days in flower 26 -Gorilla Zkittlez days in flower 24 -Peyote Cookies days in flower 23 26.2.2019 THC Bomb Franco's Lemon Cheese Gorilla Zkittlez Peyote Cookies
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    Thanks a lot to comment family!! Mopman, Tokage, Dust, Jose, Fuzzy!! Well, Tojage friend, I can tell you everything smelled something amazing, had plants all over, having to walk between them was like a bath of thc. When we got to the airport and just the smell was a problem, they came out the eyes, but never take anything up logically. The smell was impossible to remove from clothing. A funny situation at the end ... The quality of everything I could smoke was excellent, and the friendliness of local growers was great. Most importantly, the quality of the grass with our line of nutrients, Powder Feeding, has given great results. Also greeting the friend of "NCG" North Coast Growers, for sharing your wisdom and being such good people. A part of a grass and hash, first quality, really! Come up with some extra photos ... we still have a few ... hope you like! Greetings, X. Bueno, amigo Tojage, te puedo decir que todo olía, algo increíble, había plantas por todo, tener que andar entre ellas era como un baño de thc. Cuando llegamos al aeropuerto solo del olor ya era un problema, se les salieron los ojos, aunque nunca llevamos nada encima como es lógico. El olor fue imposible de quitar de la ropa. Una situación divertida al final... La calidad de todo le que pude fumar fue excelente, y la amabilidad de los cultivadores locales fue estupenda. Lo mas importante, la calidad de la hierba con nuestra linea de nutrientes ha dado unos resultados fantasticos. También saludar a los amigo de "NCG" North Coast Growers, por compartir su sabiduría y ser tan buena gente. A parte de una hierba y hash, de primera calidad, realmente!! Vamos con unas fotos mas...todavía nos quedan unas cuantas... espero que os gusten!! Saludos, X. .
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    Hi hunters, The nutrients and the seeds arrived yesterday so, it is time to beginning the 3° Mega Contest. You will find below the culture information. The strain i will use for this 3° MEGA Contest is the new GH Sweet Valley Kush! The nutrients I choice is the GH Powder Feeding BioLine Veg SETUP: VegRoom : Clone boxe from homebox Ligth : 2x Sanlight P2W 62W full Spectrum Nutrients : GH Powder Feeding Bio Grow and Ehancer Substrat : home mix substrat composed of 50% Coco Plagron, 25% Mills lightmix, 25% Promix Plagron Container : 1ltr plastic pot transplanting on a 7ltr plastic pot after 3-4 weeks of grow Flo SETUP: FlowerRoom :"homemade box" of 1m x 1m & 2,2m high Ligth : Dimlux Expert Series Full Spectrum 315w CMH Nutrients : GH Powder Feeding BioBloom and Ehancer Good luck to all participants & like Franco say, Peace, love & THC OG.Naj
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    Hello hunters! This week i have been flushing plants because they look little bit dark, but luckily nothing serious. Today i washed the reservoir tanks and added nutrient mixture again. Look like THC Bomb havent swell much. Plants doesnt drink much as they usually do, but that may cause from cold weather, 15c lights off and 22-23 with lights on. Plants now: -THC Bomb days in flower 38 -Franco's Lemon Cheese days in flower 33 -Gorilla Zkittlez days in flower 31 -Peyote Cookies days in flower 30 5.3.2018 THC Bomb Franco's Lemon Cheese Gorilla Zkittlez Peyote Cookies
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    I open the game with macro shot of White Widow x Cheese test plant. My insta is nordicgrower
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    Okay, sounds fair to me. I have my personal favorite - Damnesia from strainhunters. It is way ahead of the other fine strains I grew so far - Cabose for a good Indica, Exodus Cheese for it's unique taste and good high. Followed by Chemdog, love that sour grapefruit aroma and the nice balanced effect. Finally the King's Kush- it is the best tasting weed I know. Damnesia got the whole basics covered - a( very vital and a good yielder. Easy to grow, loves topping . Plus it is like the AMS one very fast flowering Stativa dominant hybrid. Means you can reap the first buds after 7 weeks, 8 weeks are better but 60 days is perfect for me. I like the Aroma and the sweetness of of the Damnesia. I jhave grown a lot of these seeds and always got good results, even with the Tester seeds I had good results. another interesting feat is that it is so vital, it can reverse itself if you let it in flower too long. ATM I grow 6 plants from my last order of 10 seeds. I wanted to see how a Damnesia plant iturns out after 11 weeks of flowering.. LOL the resullt was A) a good yield - 45 grams with a 400 watt HPS ! Plus a couple seeds - 6 of them were ripe enough to turn to new trees. I am 1 month into flowering with these 6 trees and hope to have some fresh buds of Damnesia around the end of this month, so that I can wait patiently for the main harvest. The taste is hard to describe - a bit chemical, mineral like but sweet and spicy , too. Tastes different from a Kush, Skunk or a typical Haze. The taste is good enough, that everyone loves it. The effect is also very balanced. It is definitely uplifting and social, good for creative moments and also a nice aid for the typical daily tasks around the house.... But it is not just uplifting but also very relaxing. If you are smoking it for the first time you will even feel a body massage-like relaxation if you lay down on the couch. Very pleasant and a bit narcotic. Damnesia also offers a wide range of medicinal values. . Helps with loss of energy and negative mindsets. Uplifts the spirit, relaxes and calms the body down; can even cure minor sleeping problems and is good for those with appetite problems. Another feat is that the Damnesia got no ceiling. You get higher with each draw and it works all the time. Unless you have only this one strain for months it is nearly impossible to get bored from smoking it. All of that makes it a keeper in my grow room.
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    Hello hunters! New journal since 2 years. Strain / Medium: -Franco's Lemon Cheese / DWC Hydro -Gorilla Zkittlez / DWC Hydro -THC Bomb / Coco -Peyote Cookies / Coming later, dunno yet. Nutrients: -Remo Nutrients Gro, Micro, Bloom & MagNifiCal Trying these nutrients first time, so not sure what im doing. But im expecting nice results after couple crops. Other setup: -120x120cm tent -600w HPS -Exhaust fan+filter and oscillating fan -2x 4outlet airpumps Not much to say at this point, but that was small introduction what is coming to. And to the end some photos. 30.12.2018 / 8.1.2019
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    Hi hunters! Time is flying and another week done. All plants are flowering now and im feeding with bloom nutrients. So far Remo nutriets are doing great job. I decided to keep Peyote Cookies in 1liter pot with coco because i think the room is going to be full by the way. And id like to see if i can get over 10g from it. Plants now: -THC Bomb days in flower 10 -Franco's Lemon Cheese days in flower 5 -Gorilla Zkittlez days in flower 3 -Peyote Cookies days in flower 2 5.2.2019 THC Bomb Franco's Lemon Cheese Gorilla Zkittlez Peyote Cookies
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    Feel free to use any of my images, ropin... That said I dont use social networks or seek followers etc, these hold no value for me Here is a little bud porn to help things along... Jack Herer auto bud close up from May 2018
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    Types of Lights for Cannabis Growing - Different Marijuana Lighting SourcesLight for cannabis plants Without light, cannabis plants cannot grow. In the countries in which marijuana grows best, the sun is the source of light. The amount of light and the length of the growing season in these countries results in huge tree-like cannabis plants. In most parts of North America, however, the sun is not generally intense enough for long enough periods of time to produce the same size and quality of cannabis plants that grow with ease in Latin America and other tropical countries. Sunshine is most intense at the equator where it is closest to the earth. Some of the largest, resin-coated buds in the world grow beneath this blazing sun. So what’s this got to do with indoor growing? Plenty. Light is one of the most basic needs of all cannabis plants and the most often mismanaged. Even the most experienced growers forget about the basic needs of a cannabis plant, especially light. The answer to the problem of lack of sun, especially in the winter months, shortness of the growing season, and other problems is to grow indoor under simulated conditions. The rule of thumb seems to be the more light, the better. The common incandescent light bulb emits some of the frequencies of light the cannabis plant can use, but it also emits a high percentage of far red and infra-red light which cause the cannabis plant to concentrate its growth on the stem. This results in the cannabis plant stretching toward the light bulb until it becomes so tall and spindly that it just weakly topples over. There are several brands of bulb type. One is the incandescent cannabis plant spot light which emits higher amounts of red and blue light than the common light bulb. It is an improvement, but has it drawbacks. it is hot, for example, and cannot be placed close to the cannabis plants. Consequently, the cannabis plant has to stretch upwards again and is in danger of becoming elongated and falling over. The red bands of light seem to encourage stem growth which is not desirable in growing marijuana. The idea is to encourage foliage growth for obvious reasons. Flourescent light tubes range in size from one to eight feet in length so you can set up a growing area almost anywhere. There are two types of flourescent lights; standard and the wide spectrum. They can be used in conjunction with one another, but the wide spectrum lights are not sufficient on their own. The wide spectrum lights were designed as a supplementary light source and are cheaper than the standard lights. Wide spectrum lights emit the same bands of light as the standard but the standard emit higher concentrations of red and blue bands that the cannabis plants need to grow. The wide spectrum lights also emit infra-red, the effect of which on stem growth we have already discussed. If you are planning to grow on a large scale, you might be interested to know that the regular fluorescent lamps and fixtures, the type that are used in commercial lighting, work well when used along with the grow lights. These commercial lights are called cool whites, and are the cheapest of the fluorescent lights we have mentioned. They emit as much blue light as the standard grow lights and the blue light is what the cannabis plants use in foliage growth. Intensity Now we come to the question of intensity. Both the standard and wide spectrum lamps come in three intensities: regular output, high output, and very high output. You can grow a crop of cannabis plants under the regular output lamps. The difference in using the HO or VHO lamps is the time it takes to grow a crop. Under a VHO lamp, the cannabis plants grow at a rate that is about three times the rate at which they grow under the standard lamps. People have been known to get a cannabis plant that is four feet tall in two months under one of these lights. Under the VHO lights, one may have to raise the lights every day which means a growth rate of ate least two inches a day. The only drawback is the expense of the VHO lamps and fixtures. The VHO lamps and fixtures are almost twice the price of the standard. Now that you have your lights up, you might be curious about the amount of light to give you cannabis plants per day. The maturation date of your cannabis plants is dependent on how much light they receive per day. The longer the dark period per day, the sooner the cannabis plant will bloom. Generally speaking, the less dark per day the better during the first six months of the cannabis plant's life. If your cannabis plants receive 12 hours of light per day they will probably mature in 2 to 2.5 months. If they get 16 hours of light per day they will probably be blooming in 3.5 to 4 months. With 18 hours of light per day, they will flower in 4.5 to 5 months. Its a good idea to put your lights on a timer to ensure that the amount of light received each day remains constant. Energy Emissions In Arbitrary Color Bands 40 Watt Flourescent Lamps In Watts and Percent of Total Emissions Daylight Cool White Gro-Lux GroLux WS Light Type Band Watts % Watts % Watts % Watts % Ultra-Violet -380 0.186 2.15 0.16 1.68 0.10 1.42 0.27 3.16 Violet 380-430 0.832 9.60 0.72 7.57 0.70 9.67 1.07 12.48 Blue 430-490 2.418 27.91 1.98 20.78 1.96 27.07 1.22 14.29 Green 490-560 2.372 27.38 2.35 24.67 1.02 14.02 1.24 14.49 Yellow 560-590 1.259 14.53 1.74 18.27 0.10 1.42 0.83 9.77 Orange 590-630 1.144 13.21 1.69 17.75 0.44 6.05 1.36 15.93 Red 630-700 0.452 6.22 0.81 8.47 2.86 39.55 1.86 21.78 Far Red 700-780 0.130 1.53 0.07 0.81 0.06 0.80 0.69 8.10 Total 8.890 100.0 9.52 100.0 7.24 100.0 8.54 100.0 Grow Light Guide Horticultural lighting systems allow you to extend the growing season by providing your cannabis plants with an indoor equivalent to sunlight. This is a great advantage for those of you who appreciate having a year-round supply of fresh flowers, veggies and herbs. Artificial lighting is also a great way to jump-start spring by starting your seedlings months ahead of the last frost. There are three main types of horticultural lighting systems. In summary, marijuana has a lust for light. HP sodium lamps produce 20% more light than super metal halides. Horizontal reflectors yield up to 40% more light than vertical reflectors. Hammer or pebble specular, anodized aluminum or white are the most reflective surfaces for hoods. Mirror finish is the absolute worst reflective surface for a hood. Hang 400 watt lamps at 18-24” above garden, 600 and 1000 watt lamps, 24-30” above garden. Use a light meter. Grow the strongest, healthiest cannabis plants that reach their maximum potential for resin production. Bright light brings big buds. HID (High Intensity Discharge) Lighting HID lighting is the most efficient way to convert electricity into light that is available to the consumer. There are two types of HID grow lights used for horticultural lighting: HID Light Efficiency Metal Halide - MH Metal halide bulbs produce an abundance of light in the blue spectrum. This color of light promotes cannabis plant growth and is excellent for green leafy growth and keeping cannabis plants compact. It is the best type of light to be used as a primary light source (if no or little natural sunlight is available). The average lifespan is about 10,000 cumulative hours. The bulb will light up beyond this time but due to the gradual decline of light, it is not worth your while to wait for the bulb to finally burn out. If you compare their lumen (brightness) per unit of energy consumed, metal halides produce up to 125 lumens per watt compared to 39 lumens per watt with fluorescent lights and 18 lumens per watt for standard incandescent bulbs. High Pressure Sodium - HPS High pressure sodium bulbs emit an orange-red glow. This band of light triggers hormones in cannabis plants to increase flowering/budding in cannabis plants. They are the best lights available for secondary or supplemental lighting (used in conjunction with natural sunlight). This is ideal for greenhouse growing applications. Not only is this a great flowering light, it has two features that make it a more economical choice. Their average lifespan is twice that of metal halides, but after 18,000 hours of use, they will start to draw more electricity than their rated watts while gradually producing less light. HPS bulbs are very efficient. They produce up to 140 lumens per watt. Their disadvantage is they are deficient in the blue spectrum. If a gardener were to start a young cannabis plant under a HPS bulb, she/he would see impressive vertical growth. In fact, probably too impressive. Most cannabis plants would grow up thin and lanky and in no time you will have to prune your cannabis plant back before it grows into the light fixture. The exception to this is using a HPS light in a greenhouse. Sunlight is high in the blue spectrum which would offset any stretching caused by HPS bulbs. Common manufacturers of metal halide and high pressure (HP) sodium lights include Philips, General Electric, Iwasaki, Venture, and Osram/Sylvania. Many of the manufacturers buy and use the same components, often manufactured by competitors. Most often the bulbs have the exact same technical statistics. Lighting Chart - A guide for wattage per square foot. HID Light Output Primary Growing Area Supplemental Area 100 watts 2' x 2' 3' x 3' 250 watts 3' x 3' 4' x 4' 400 watts 4' x 4' 6' x 6' 600 watts 6' x 6' 8' x 8' 1000 watts 8' x 8' 12' x 12' HID Lighting Helpful Tips Hanging height: Due to the heat that is emitted from these types of fixtures, you should hang them according to size. Smaller wattage systems (100 and 250) should be hung about 2 feet from the tops of the cannabis plants. Medium wattage systems (400 and 600) should be hung around 3 feet from the top of the cannabis plants. High wattage systems (1000 and up) should be placed at least 4 to 5 feet from the cannabis plant tops. How long should lights run? This depends on the type of cannabis plant. Most cannabis plants and vegetables need about 10 to 12 hours of light to promote growth. cannabis plants that produce fruits or flowers will show improvement with up to 16 hours a day of supplemental light. Fluorescent Lighting This type of light is perfect for starts and seedlings. They are also popular for growing low-light cannabis plants like herbs and African violets. Fluorescent lights are low intensity and need to be placed within 8" (up to 15" for shade loving cannabis plants) of the cannabis plants to be effective. They are a poor light source for flowering and budding primarily because of their low lumen output. Incandescent Lighting These lights are also good for starts and seedlings and provide an inexpensive alternative to HID lights, because they do not require a ballast. These lights are only good for individual cannabis plants or small groups of cannabis plants because of their low lumen output and limited range. The Cost to Run a Lighting System To get the operating cost per hour for a light, take the lights combined wattage, and divide it by 1000 to get the kilowatts used. Then multiply that number by the amount your electric company charges per kilowatt hour. HID lights will use the number of watts it emits per hour, ie; 600w system will use 600 watts per hour (regardless of spectrum). How the Sunlight Effects cannabis plant Growth 200 - 280 nm UVC ultraviolet range which is extremely harmful to cannabis plants because it is highly toxic. 280 - 315 nm Includes harmful UVB ultraviolet light which causes cannabis plants colors to fade. 315 - 380 nm Range of UVA ultraviolet light which is neither harmful nor beneficial to cannabis plant growth. 380 - 400 nm Start of visible light spectrum. Process of chlorophyll absorption begins. UV protected plastics ideally block out any light below this range. 400 - 520 nm This range includes violet, blue, and green bands. Peak absorption by chlorophyll occurs, and a strong influence on photosynthesis. (promotes vegetative growth) 520 - 610 nm This range includes the green, yellow, and orange bands and has less absorption by pigments. 610 - 720 nm This is the red band. Large amount of absorption by chlorophyll occurs, and most significant influence on photosynthesis. (promotes flowering and budding) 720 - 1000 nm There is little absorption by chlorophyll here. Flowering and germination is influenced. At the high end of the band is infrared, which is heat. 1000+ nm WHAT TYPE OF GROW LIGHT SHOULD I USE? Full Spectrum Fluorescents are ideal for starting seeds or cuttings or for low light cannabis plants. They are the most energy efficient grow lights available. Although more efficient than incandescent lights, fluorescents are still much less efficient than High Intensity Discharge (HID) light systems. Larger wattage systems will cover larger areas, and since these bulbs produce greater light intensity they are superior for growing taller cannabis plants. Metal Halide (MH) and High Pressure Sodium (HPS) are the most common HID grow lights. MH bulbs emit a blue-white spectrum, which is more conductive for vegetative growth or starting seeds and clones. HPS bulbs are red-orange in the spectrum, which is ideal for the fruiting and flowering stage of a cannabis plant’s development. Marijuana Lighting Tips Although natural sunlight is the best form of light for growing cannabis plants, their life cycle can be controlled more effectively with artificial lighting The life cycle of the cannabis plant is determined by the daily photoperiod (hours of light per day). A young cannabis plant tends to grow faster if it is grown under continuous light for the first two months of it's development. Although the lamps should be kept as close as possible to the growing leaves, they should never be allowed to touch the cannabis plants. The best light for cannabis plant growth emits high intensities of the blue and red bands of the light spectrum. Fluorescent light is one of the most effective source of artificial light readily available to home growers. Metal Halide lamps are better than most fluorescents, because they radiate more light in the blue and white bands of the light spectrum. If your lights are too hot to touch with your hand, they are probably also too hot to be close to the growing leaves of cannabis plants. The amount of light you supply your cannabis plants depends on the size of the garden, but at least 20 watts per square foot is recommended. Although Metal Halide lamps are generally considered a better light source for marijuana growth, they use a lot more electricity than fluorescents.. Under artificial light, a cannabis plant can grow from three to six feet tall in three to four months. cannabis plants entering the vegetative stage enjoy up to twenty two hours of light per day, while twelve hours or less is required for flowering. The more light you give your cannabis plants, the faster they will grow. Lamps should be fixed to the roof in such a way that they can easily be raised as the cannabis plant grows in height. The use of reflectors ensures that the light is spread more uniformly around the cannabis plants. To increase the humidity of the air in a small, enclosed garden, place a small bowl of water in the grow room. Use a fan to cool down your cannabis plants if the lights in a small grow room raise the temperature too much. cannabis plants grown in conditions of varying daily light patterns will not settle into a regular life cycle and will grow poorly. If there is insufficient light in the grow room, the cannabis plants will often grow tall and thin, in search of the light. Do not "wake up" your cannabis plants by switching on the lights if they are in the dark period of their daily light cycle. cannabis plants grown with a long daily photoperiod, will require more frequent watering than those grown with less light. Although incandescent, or screw-in light-bulbs are usually not suitable for good growth, they can be used in conjunction with fluorescent tubes. If the edges of the leaves near the lights and growing tips start curling up, it usually means that they are getting too hot. A cannabis plant will grow with as little as six hours of light per day, but requires more than twelve hours per day for good strong growth. A cannabis plant grown with insufficient light may sometimes develop disfigured leaves with only one or two blades per leaf. Paint the walls, floor and roof of your grow room white for better reflection of light onto your growing cannabis plants. If you have a few cannabis plants growing unevenly under one light, you could raise the pots of the smallest cannabis plants by placing them on a few bricks. Although easy to control, the daily light photoperiod is the single most important factor influencing the growth of your cannabis plants. cannabis plants require less than twelve hours of light per day for at least two weeks before you can expect to see the first signs of flowers appearing. Never increase the daily light photoperiod to more than twelve hours, once your cannabis plants have started flowering. A cannabis plant grown indoors with lots of light will often grow larger and more potent than a similar cannabis plant growing outdoors in natural light. To increase the amount of light available to the lower branches, you could mount extra fluorescent tubes vertically, onto the walls of your grow room.
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    Hi All, I've just popped four (4) The Doctor seeds into some Vittel to soak for 24 hrs. Still not sure how/where I'm going to grow them, but I think early veg on my window sill in the room I have until 15th May. After that, I don't know but I suspect they will go outside, somewhere in North East Luxembourg :-) The Greenhouse feeding is back in the UK, and I'm not scheduled to be back from there until after Easter, so they'll have to last on potting mix (not sure which yet, I'll have to go to a Lux' garden centre and find out) until I retrieve it. And so it begins, ….. Happy Growing! (pics to be added a bit as and when I can upload them, so watch out for edited posts with additional info).
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    Thanks @g22 Beans have sunk and have been transferred to tissue. Potting soil from a garden centre tomorrow (gardencenter.lu). 🙏👊 Happy Growing!
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    Hello Hunters, Grow + 10 Here are some news of the Sweet Valley Kush... I watering again with 100ml of pure water today. The plant growing well - Day Temperature : 22-23c° Day Humidity : 50-55% - Night Temperature : 17-18c Night humidity : 55-60% So here are the pics of today, day 10 of grow For the next watering I would put the first amendements in the soil with 1/2 dose of GH BioGrow. (2,2gr / plant). And I would water the plants with Ehancer. (1gr / liter of water). I can say now that this grow is the begining of a big project that i will make for long time now, a breeding project. I will selected the 2-3 phenos of the SweetValleyKush that i like more for a second run. After this second run I will only keep 1, the pheno that I would prefer of the 2-3 selected in the first run. And I would keep this pheno in mother plant. After that i will use this pheno to cross with a Di Futti Male from Karma Genetics. Di Frutti is Strawberry Guava from Oni seeds x with the Headbanger from Karma. Have a nice week hunters and see you for the next uptade!
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    @Chefblake420 You even can make a automated free energie systeme with claypot close thightly connect each pot from one to the other and at the beginning of the line a water tank place higher than the pot line
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    Hello Hunters, Today and after 2 days between plates and in paper towel 7 / 10 seeds have sprouted. 3 seeds have not yet germinated.. So I decided to transplant the 10 seeds in their first house, even the 3 ungerminated and directly watered each pot with 100ml of solution (0.5gr of ehancer / liter of water) So here we are on 02.04.19 with 10 pots of this promising new variety "GH Sweet Valley Kush" ! The SVK 1 to 7 is the sprouted seeds The SVK 8 to 10 is the no-sprouted seeds Have a nice and beautifull end of day hunters & see you for the next uptdate...
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    Hello Hunters, We are on the last day of March and as agreed, the grow for this can finally begin! I can not wait to see what GH Sweet Valley Kush has in her stomach. I will use the greenhouse germination technique as shown below. Saturday 30.03.19 I soaked in water (at 22°c) 10 seeds of GH Sweet Valley Kush for 9 hours. I then I put them on the paper towel and between two plates as explained by greenhouse. So here we are on 31.03.19 with 10 little seeds of this promising new variety "GH Sweet Valley Kush" ! When they have sprouted. I plan to transplant the seeds of GH Sweet Valley Kush in pots of 1ltr and in a home mix substrat composed of 50% Coco Plagron, 25% Mills lightmix, 25% Promix Plagron and some GH Powder Feeding BioGrow. But it is already the next stage ... So have a nice sunday Hunters and see you for the next update...
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    Week 2 Day 13 Just before i give tve half dose of biofeeding grow to the doctor after 24h of brew the compost tea is ready with a lot of bacterial activity here is not a lot of foam the smell is goed the foam is not a sign of bacterial activity need a microscope To check it. for annual plant a bacterial tea is better a fongal tea is better for tree. During the growing season: Treat disease such as blight and leaf spot with fungal or balanced compost teaAt regular watering intervals.Apply at the first sign of any disease or insect infestationTreat disease such as blight and leaf spot with fungal r balanced compost teaTreat insect infestations with bacterial dominated compost teas. Severe illness and infestation in plants are signs of nutritional and biological deficiencies. 😉✌
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    È arrivato tutto il necessario 🎉🎉inizia qui la mia avventura. Fine settimana prossima inizierò con la semina visto che qui da me il tempo è ancora un po' instabile....
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    Como le comenté antes a Jose ahora voy a subir fotos de las doctor una por una a todas; As I mentioned before to Jose, now I'm going to upload pictures of the doctor one by one at all;
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    the 2 sharks sprouted i supperscrop the 4 cut for the first time
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    HEY! All you people lurking around in here only as Guest. Yeah, this means you. C'mon, register with us, man. We are busting our budz to preserve this plant and to document the how-to's and what work's. You are benefitting from it, but you aren't participating. Please join with StrainHunters. Register, create a rad User-Name, find a cool picture or graphic and use that as your Avatar. We could use your input, and if you have questions, we can help answer those questions, but only if you post the questions. You can post questions and open grow journals after you become registered. There is so much that you can do in here, but you cannot see it all, nor can you do it all if you are not registered. Examples: Guests cannot access the Chats. We have live chatrooms and private one-on-one chats that run in real time. Guests cannot post in the threads, nor upload pictures. Guests cannot participate in the new-strains seed-testing and nutrient-testing. That means that you will miss-out on the prizes that are awarded at the end of those testing contests. It has been my experience that StrainHunters announces a testing contest once or twice a year, so get registered and participate to show us that you can perform testing and that you can journalize your work. Here is a link to the registration page. When the page opens, just scroll down to begin the registration: http://forums.strainhunters.com/register/ When registering, don’t pull a stoner and forget your User-Name and Password. Write them down somewhere. You cannot get back in if you forget them. Exceptions: If you forget your password, you can click on "forgot my password", and then through a link sent to your email, you can re-set your password. Of course, in order for "forgot my password" to work for you, you DO have to remember your User-Name. If you have forgotten your User-Name, then you'll just have to re-register under a new User-Name. If you are lucky, you might find an old post from your earlier personality, thereby rediscovering your old User-Name, and THEN you can try using "forgot my password" to again establish access to your earlier self. If you have forgotten the password to your email, then maybe you're a little beyond my help. .. LOL After you get registered, contact me by clicking on my Avatar and then click on "Messages", and tell me that you wish to receive the Navigation Aid. I’ll be happy to send it to you next time I log-on. If you are previously registered and you would like to receive it, contact me via Messages. The Navigation Aid will act as a Quick-Guide to help you get your preferences set and give you many other tips to get you going in quick-time. Registering with StrainHunters will enable you to make friends around the world who share your enthusiasm for Cannabis. Just do it! You’ll thank me later.
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    Hello hunters! First harvests getting close, 17.3 i started to flush THC Bomb and Gorilla Zkittlez. Both they are ready in 1-2weeks, Gorilla probably first then THC Bomb. Franco's Lemon could be ready in 3-4weeks, shes now almost 7weeks so total is 10weeks. Peyote Cookies just passed 7weeks and probably need 3weeks, so i starting to flush in 1-2week. Lot of photos today, but there is some macros to show to you guys. Plants now: -THC Bomb days in flower 52 -Franco's Lemon Cheese days in flower 47 -Gorilla Zkittlez days in flower 45 -Peyote Cookies days in flower 44 19.3.2019 THC Bomb Franco's Lemon Cheese Gorilla Zkittlez Peyote Cookies
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    Hi guys! I am writing from Spannabis, where today we are having a record number of visitors. This morning there were more than 1,500 people waiting first thing in the morning, plus all those who have joined throughout the day. As always, the internet connection here is not good, so I won't be able to share all the photos in the forums. But, I have uploaded them all (with a lot of patience) to our Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/greenhouseseeds/ Besides, today we have a big surprise. At 4:20 begins the limited edition of the new genetics!!!! I will try to upload some photos of the fair in this post, if Internet allows me..... I hope you like them!
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    Hello hunters! One week passed and ive done some defoliation to plants. Seems Gorilla might be the first one to be ready, shes now bit over 5weeks in bloom and i think shes ready in 2weeks. I have to take some macros to see how trichomes are ripening and when to start flush. THC Bomb is week ahead but she may need 2-3 weeks before harvest, im not sure if she has swollen like her should be. But from photos i see atleast something is happening, and i know the magic happens in last weeks. Franco's Lemon is getting frosty and main cola is forming to spear shape, shes last plant to harvest. Peyote cookies i think is doing for that small root space, shes very dark color but thats mostly from genetics. Had some issues with timer, but i hope nothing serious happened. Plants now: -THC Bomb days in flower 45 -Franco's Lemon Cheese days in flower 40 -Gorilla Zkittlez days in flower 38 -Peyote Cookies days in flower 37 12.3.2019 THC Bomb Franco's Lemon Cheese Gorilla Zkittlez Peyote Cookies
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    Hi hunters! Nothing special to tell you guys this week. All plants flowering and looking healthy so far. Gorilla is developing buds very fast, not sure if ive ever seen this fast development. Also Francos Lemon Cheese is doing great, plants loving the hydros. Its getting hard to photograph plants without removing them from tent, so please forgive me the quality of some photos. Plants now: -THC Bomb days in flower 17 -Franco's Lemon Cheese days in flower 12 -Gorilla Zkittlez days in flower 10 -Peyote Cookies days in flower 9 12.2.2019 THC Bomb Franco's Lemon Cheese Gorilla Zkittlez Peyote Cookies
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    Hello! Another week gone again. Last week i moved Francos Lemon Cheese to 30l dwc. I think i have been feeding girls with too mild nutrient mixture, so i gave little bit more to them. Still not feeding much as read in bottle, just getting familiar with new nutrients. THC Bomb is getting only more bushy and found today first pistils (5weeks from poppin it). Im planning to flip plants to 12/12 this week, just want to make sure everything is fine with plants before flipping. Not sure what i do with Peyote Cookies, probably only repot to bigger pot with soil/coco mix and see what she give to me. 22.1.2019 Gorilla Skittlez Francos Lemon Cheese THC Bomb Peyote Cookies
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    Hi hunters, Today are the germination day! So for this special grow I put 5 seeds and after 2-3 weeks of growing I selected the 4 more vigorous plants. After that, I would let it grow again for 4 weeks. After 7-8 weeks of growth I would spend the 4 plants in flowering and just before the flowering I will take 2 clones of each plant to keep a mother. Like this, I could choose the best phenotype and keep it in mother plant form. Material Glasse jar, air pomp, water, PH-, ph meter, ehancer & last but not least the GH Super Lemon Haze seeds The level of my tap water : PH7,8 - EC0,25 Step i follow 1) Aerated the water to put maximum of the chlorine out 2) Ajust the ph at 5,0 3) Add the Ehancer at 0,5gr per litre After that the water is at PH:5,8 - EC:0.3 & Temp:21°C 4) Put the 5 SLH seeds in the water for 24h See you tomorrow for the next step...
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    Hello Hunters, Grow + 11 Little update because the plants ate for the first time today For that I used the BioGrow at the 1/2 dose. 2.25 grams per 1.5 liter pots Then I incorporated the BioGrow into the soil Finally I watered with 150ml of water with Ehancer each pot I will post new photos on the evolution of this SweetValleyKush this weekend. Have a good evening hunters
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    Hi guys, After several reviews and deliberations among the GH team, we have come to the conclusion that the deserved winner of the monthly prize for the month of March is... MesMais!! Diary: https://www.cannabiscafe.net/foros/forum/bancos-de-semillas/green-house-seeds/3º-mega-concurso-de-seguimientos-2019/9057061-the-doctor-2019 Congratulations crack! I contact you to send you your prize
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    Some beauty purple color on the #7... Time to put some nutrients or genetic? The number #7 have this and the #4 too, but not so much. All the other are totally green... Have a nice and beautifull day hunters
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    Hello Hunters, Let's go for a new growdairies with the new genetic from Greenhouse Seeds Company i received at the Spannabis 2018. The Holy Punch! Holy Punch is a cross of one of our classics, The Church which is famous for its outdoor performance and sweet flavor, and a very special Grape male that adds a spicy taste and creates a very special terpene profile. The plant is medium-sized and grows bushy, the long branches might need support during the flowering period to hold the heavy buds. It is good for SCRoG or LST. The flowering time of Holy Punch is 8-9 weeks, it can be harvested commercially after 8 weeks but one more week will allow the plant do develop the full flavor and increase resin production. So let's go...
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    Aquí unas pocas fotos más...
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    Hello Hunters, Grow + 2 It is now exactly 8 days since I put the seed in the water and 9 of 10 seeds of the Sweet Valley Kush are popped. Only one did not germinate and so I decided to start this grow with 9. Day Temperature : 21-22c° Night Temperature : 17-18c Day Humidity : 50-55% Night humidity : 55-60% I have done absolutely nothing for 5 days and I will wait for the soil to dry a little bit more to water again. So here are the pics of today, day 2 of grow Have a nice end of sunday hunters !
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    End Week 3 Day 20 Temp 20°-28° they not look very happy yesterday I was too tired and need to go out I forget to fill the tank of the humidifier RH drop 1 day at 32% . clones not look very happy to have waited so long in the pot of 1l
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    here you see the effect of supperscroping
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    the tea brew 28h i don't know wats float on top of the water maybe the residu of the foam no time today to finish the blumat but the soil is good wet with enhancer + i give 500ml of tea with enhancer to inoculate the new soil . i forget one dose of biogrow in one pot of one sativa iam gone to chek after the one hoe look to need feed last week i top a second time the sativa just above where i supperscrop
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    Y las que irán en huerto en el exterior estas otras;
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    Las que se quedan interior son las siguientes;
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    Así están las niñas hoy Saludos amig@s
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    Week2 10 DAYS I've been counting the days since the seedling was transplanted into the pot of 1l i clean the humidifier and it works better rh is now minimum 55% the 2 white sharks are growing i think give the other half of the biofeeding to the doctor after this weekend first the enhancer with compost thee. i think still wait 8-10 days before transplanted My ventilator move from right to left so it normaly streng the stalke and for the humidity is a lot better share to the PLANT
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    Hello guys! We come to the last day of Spannabis! This year there are many more people than in previous years. Lots of visitors, lots of friends, and lots of smoke! We will enjoy with you this last day at Spannabis BCN-Stand 57 Are you coming to the party?
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    Hi mates, Saturday is here and we continue to share good smoke with all the friends who come to greet us. Also, the new limited edition seeds are now available! Fantastic Crosses! If you come to Spannabis, come and visit us at stand 57.
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    Día internacional de la mujer desde este humilde seguimiento me solidarizo con vosotras y aquí dejo unas chicas ganja que animan la propuesta; International Women's Day from this humble follow-up I sympathize with you and here I leave some ganja girls who animate the proposal;
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    Thank you Cosmos Update girls are looking a bit rough must be at harvest. It will be sad to rip the girls for harvest. I haven't ac so rely on the weather,currently its in a south easterly pattern, which is cooler and less humid than a north east set up maxes for Nerang , near me is 27- 30 range for the next 7 days, here its a bit cooler maybe 1 or 2 c. I dried mushrooms with a weak fan on low in March before, without issues, so will be a similar set up with hanging rack and light weak fan on the buds and natural airflow. The ceilings are high, and I think it might be good enough? some amber on mid and top of the girls, milky at the bottom with a tiny bit of clear., more done girl some amber on lower maybe 2% Poor girls are looking rather trashy
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    Hello hunters! Its week since i started this journal, so little update what's happening here. I popped the Peyote Cookies seed and she is fully opened now. Gorilla and Francos Cheese has grown nice roots and they realy are taking off now. So far also the nutrients seems to work great. THC Bomb getting bushier but not taller, also may need more nutrients. Next plan is to move Francos Lemon Cheese to 30l dwc and flip in around a week. 16.1.2019 Gorilla Zkittlez Franco's Lemon Cheese THC Bomb Peyote Cookies
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    Buenos días amig@s y compañer@s de cultivo hoy voy a mostraros las doctor que van bastante bien, e decidido sacar dos que tomen el sol las que estaban en maceta redonda, y tengo que decir que la de la maceta naranja sigue marcando ser más sativa que indica, eso no me preocupa, saludos y buen fin de semana Good morning friends and cultivation partners today I will show you the doctors that are going pretty well, and decided to take two that take the sun those that were in a round pot, and I have to say that the orange pot keeps marking to be more sativa that indicates, that does not worry me, greetings and good weekend

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